Ever wondered what the famous Oscar gift bag actually contains? Well, this 'everybody wins' gift bag is handed out to Oscar nominees, whether they win or not. And according to Forbes, there is so much inside this $215,000 gift bag, that it is actually delivered over a period of time in suitcases or cardboard boxes to the houses of the nominees.
The gift bags are not officially from the Oscars but are supplied by a company called Distinctive Assets, which also makes the gift bags for other high-profile events like the Grammys. It has become quite the hype since the first Oscar gift bag in 2002 that estimated to $20,000, to the $232,000 gift bag in 2016.
The most expensive thing this bag has seen? The $55,000 vacation to Israel in the 2016 gift bag. The hamper has in the past had a series of extravagant stays to places like Japan, the Caribbean, Las Vegas, Italy and Caicos. Do the rich even need this?
It also includes luxury skincare products, yacht vacation by International Expeditions (valued at $15,000 to $20,000 per person), private therapy sessions with Kalliope Barlis, annual membership to the exclusive MOTA Los Angeles, which is a cannabis-friendly social club and vaporisers. Phew, that's a lot!
The brands pay a huge sum to get in the gift bag because it proves to be a smarter way of advertising than compared to asking the actors to endorse the brand.
Here is a list of the most expensive products in the 2020 Oscar gift bag:
- One year membership with Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking ($20,000)
The strangest gifts in the 2020 Oscar gift bag:
- Hfactor “hydrogen-infused” water ($29.99 a pouch)
- Forte Medical urine collection system which tests for infections (POR)